If you really want to make displays an integral part of your learning environment they have to be planned and created so that they’re constantly in use by children and adults alike (Kirstine Beeley)
This empowering and fascinating course explores many aspects of the invaluable role of stimulating displays as a focal point for supporting and enhancing children’s ownership of the learning process. Practitioners will gain confidence through engaging in reflective discussions and evaluating existing practice by using the Enable Children Dynamic Displays audit tool.
This course will cover the context of legislation, EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, and the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures:
The course will enable the manager and/or safeguarding lead practitioner to develop a child protection policy and to communicate appropriately with staff and parents about the issues.
Updated safeguarding requirement September 2016 - "During term time, or when the setting is in operation, the designated safeguarding lead or an appropriately trained deputy should be available during opening hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns."Essential Information
This workshop provides a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to working with the Makaton Core Vocabulary. The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with the introductory concepts and the history and development of Makaton.Essential Information
These sessions aim to:
Who should attend?
SENCOs and managers in early years foundation stage settings. Other early education practitioners interested in developing their SEN knowledge and practice with a view to considering a SENCO role in the future. Early years foundation stage school staff. All three sessions must be attended.
Session 1: Setting the Scene
General Good Practice
SEN Code of Practice and SEND Reforms
Benefits of inclusion
The Graduated Response (Assess) - Identifying children with SEND
Role of Senco
Session 2: Providing and Managing SEN Support
The Graduated Response (Plan, Do, Review) - providing support for children identified with SEND
Recording SEN support – looking at different examples of SEN Support Plans
Writing SEN Support plans including devising ‘SMART’ targets and planning strategies
Task analysis – making targets achievable by breaking tasks down into small steps
Using the Early Years Developmental Journals to help identify targets
Session 3: The Wider Picture: Working with Others
Reviewing SEND legislation – The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Code of Practice 2014
Roles and Responsibilities in Early Years settings
Using the SEN and Disability in the Early Years Toolkit (Council for Disabled children)
Parent’s perspective - working in partnership; including the Kübler-Ross model ‘The Five Stages of Grief’
Working with other agencies
Statutory Assessment process and Education, Health and Care Plans
Equality Act 2010 - Disability discrimination and key duties
GDPR is a new EU regulation covering data protection and stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It will come into force on 25 May 2018 and replaces our current Data Protection Act 1998 and the Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.
This GDPR course will provide a clear explanation of the new regulation in easy to understand language, the implications of the new rules and what early years providers need to do to be compliant with the new legislation.
This session will be be delivered by a National Day Nurseries Association tutor.
This course will help early years practitioners extend the physical activity opportunities available to the under-fives in their care.
Attending this training will help early years practitioners develop a better understanding about the importance of early movement opportunities for the 0-5 age group and raise confidence to organise enabling environments for physical activity for the children in their care.Essential Information
This essential course covers an understanding of what equalities means in everyday work in childcare settings and will cover:
This is a meeting for childminders to meet with the childminding team to look at support they can access and discuss ways forward. It will also provide an opportunity for open general discussions.
Delegates will have opportunities to: